Government to regulate traditional beer

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Governemnt will start regulating the production and sale of traditional beer before the end of this year, Trade and Industry Minister, Dorcus Makgato told parliament yesterday.

” [A] decision has been made to regulate traditional beer under the Liquor Act as opposed to the Local Government/Township Act. The draft regulations will be submitted to Cabinet for approval this month,” said Malesu. She said that it took long too draft the regulations because government had to consult with stakeholders.

Malesu made the revelation when requesting budget approval for her ministry’s share of the national budget for 2010-11 financial year. Other initiatives that the minister intends to introduce are the review of the Consumer Protection Act of 1998 so as to strengthen consumer protection and curb unfair business practices. “In the meantime, my ministry will undertake market price surveys and [continue reading]


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